Swine Health Blackbelt #7 - Dr. Daniel Linhares and Dr. Giovani Trevisan - The SDRS: A one-stop-shop for swine disease reporting and monitoring

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Hi Doc - your weekly 9-minute swine health research update is here:

Part of a veterinarian's job is tracking disease outbreaks to identify the probability of their farm coming into contact with certain pathogens so they can best be prepared for any situation that may arise. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Giovani Trevisan and Dr. Daniel Linhares about their collaborative project, which is designed to collect data on swine pathogen outbreaks across the US and to monitor the spread of a multitude of diseases to keep pig farmers prepared and to keep pigs healthy.

Meet the guests: 

Dr. Daniel Linhares is the Roy Schultz Professor of Swine Population Medicine, at the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Department of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Linhares commits approximately 55% of his time to research, 30% to professional practice and outreach, 10% to teaching, and 5% to institutional service. He currently conducts research with post-DVM graduate students on “Development and evaluation of strategies to improve health and productivity of swine populations under field conditions”, and in 2019 won the Early Career Achievement in Research Award at Iowa State University. 

Dr. Giovani Trevisan obtained his DVM diploma in the veterinary faculty of Lages, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil in 2009, and got an  MBA in business enterprises also in Brazil in 2013.  From 2010 to 2017, he worked as a full-time veterinarian for JBS foods with an emphasis on swine animal health and production management. From 2017 to 2020, he did his Ph.D. at Iowa State University under the supervision of Dr. Linhares. Since 2020, he is a post-doc research associate in the Veterinary Diagnostic and Population Animal Medicine Center at Iowa State University. He focuses on the applied use of veterinary diagnostic test results and epidemiology concepts to make informed decisions for disease prevention and control.